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CFP: [Theory] Queer Positionality in Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Edward Kozaczka
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Conference on Nineteenth
Century Transatlanticism

1st Annual Graduate Conference of the American Studies and Victorian
Studies Associations
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York November 7-8, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Leonard Tennenhouse, Brown University

Panel: Queer Positionality and Knowledge in Transatlantic
Nineteenth-Century Literature

CFP: [Theory] Disabled Body in 19th Century

updated: 
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Jordan
contact email: 

1st Annual Graduate Conference of the American Studies and Victorian
Studies Associations
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York November 7-8, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Leonard Tennenhouse, Brown University

Panel: The Disabled Body in 19th Century Transatlantic Literatures

CFP: [Theory] Geopolitical Ecofeminisms

updated: 
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 6:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christine Battista

CALL FOR PAPERS
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Conference on Nineteenth
Century Transatlanticism

1st Annual Graduate Conference of the American Studies and Victorian
Studies Associations
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York November 7-8, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Leonard Tennenhouse, Brown University

Panel Topic:
Transatlantic Geopolitical Ecofeminisms

CFP: [Theory] submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 10:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Szubinska

StoryTelling is seeking submission for its fall edition. StoryTelling is
dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the
phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture.
Manuscripts should: see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use
theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ
scholarship; and be written for the general audience. The editors are
especially interested in visual accompaniments, bibliographies, and
interviews with creators of popular narratives. No limits on period or
country covered. No creative writing.

All articles are peer-reviewed
StoryTelling is indexed in the MLA database

UPDATE: [Theory] Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography (collection; abstracts due May 15/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Brophy
contact email: 

Call for Papers

Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography (collection; abstracts due May 15/08)

We invite contributions for a proposed collection of essays on visual
autobiography, focusing on health, bodies, and embodied subjectivities. The
collection will consider how cultural practices of self-narration and
self-portraiture image and imagine unruly bodies and, in so doing, respond
to Patricia Zimmermann’s call for “radical media democracies that animate
contentious public spheres” (2000, p. xx).

CFP: [Theory] Psychogeographies: the Terrain of Spectacle and Affect

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 7:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sally Booth
contact email: 

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES:

The Terrain of Spectacle and Affect
Graduate Student Conference
University of Guelph
November 7-8, 2008

Guy Debord defines psychogeography as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the
geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of
individuals." As a way of negotiating the way place affects psyche, psychogeography holds
particular resonance in the contemporary socio-political context. For example, globalization has
widened the geographical environment, while in recent years there has been an increased
rhetoric of defending the nation.

UPDATE: [Theory] Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 1:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emma Radley
contact email: 

Symposium: Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

University College Dublin
4-6 July, 2008

Plenary speakers: Professor Gerardine Meaney (UCD), Dr Colin Graham (NUIM),
Dr Lance Pettitt (Leeds Metropolitan University).

CFP: [Theory] Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text. An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference.

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Lucy Prodgers

Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
Friday 5th September 2008
English Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Keynote Speaker:
Ian Buchanan, Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory in the School of
English, Communication, and Philosophy, Cardiff University.

‘It is never the beginning or the end which are interesting; the
beginning and the end are points. What is interesting is the middle’
Dialogues II, p.39

CFP: [Theory] Auto-bio-phagies

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Apostolos Lampropoulos
contact email: 

Auto-Bio-Phagies

University of Cyprus
Department of French Studies and Modern Languages

Nicosia, Cyprus
October 31 â€" November 2, 2008

Invited Speaker: Philippe Lejeune

UPDATE: [Theory] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 9:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Wesley Beal
contact email: 

Over the last quarter-century, the fields of critical theory have converged
on a common buzzword, connectivity, which has acted as the linking
mechanism for a constellation of divergent fields converging onto a common
objective. Corresponding to this surge of “connectivity theory” we also
see arise a distinctive “network narrative”â€" a subgenre that represents
human connectedness and its accompanying group formations. Together with
the boom in connectivity theory, these narratives mark a “connectivity
turn” that has defined the theoretical and literary production of the late
1900s and 2000s, with the network narrative exemplified in works like Don

UPDATE: [Theory] Poetry and Philosophy: Rethinking the Divide (4/21/08, MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jett McAlister
contact email: 

Recent discussions on poetry and philosophy have tended to focus on how these two modes of
writing might “think” differentlyâ€"while philosophy depends on logic, reason, or argumentation,
poetry has recourse to non-rational or trans-rational methods, affect, and musicality. But
discussions of poetry “thinking” are often reduced to the paraphrase of an argument supposedly
contained in the poem, an argument that seems to follow the rules of philosophy, traditionally
conceived. But rather than distinguishing between them, might we not consider what philosophy
can contribute to the reading of poetry, and poetry to the practice of philosophy? Rather than

CFP: [Theory] Neo-formalism: deadline 8/1/8

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 7:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Verena Theile
contact email: 

CFP: Neo-formalism (Essay Collection)

We invite contributions to a proposed collection of essays that examine or
apply neo-formalism as a vehicle of literary inquiry. Increasingly scholars
reevaluate form and aesthetics as a starting point of literary analysis,
thereby suggesting a renewed need for reflection upon the legacy of the New
Critics and the future of formalism and the ways in which cultural
criticism and contextual analysis intersect with and inform these approaches.

CFP: [Theory] Short Moving Images

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 11:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Richter
contact email: 

IN SHORT JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

The University of Miami is currently accepting submissions for its new peer
reviewed online journal devoted to the study of short moving images. The
journal has been created to construct a scholarly response to recent media
developments in viral videos and forms of “remote controlled viewing.” The
inaugural issue will be coming out on May 15th. Editors and associates of
the journal include Dr. William Rothman, Dr. Christina Lane, and Dr. Sam
Grogg.

We seek submissions on the following topics:

Short films
Music Videos
Commercials
Video Art
You-tube/Online Videos
T.V. episodes
Readings of a single scene from a longer film.

CFP: [Theory] Border States: Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 10:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Philipa Haly-Summerfield & Mary Trabucco
contact email: 

Border States
Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

12th Annual Work-in-Progress postgraduate conference
8â€"10 August 2008
English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland
Keynotes: Professor Simon During, Johns Hopkins University; and Professor
Gordon McMullan, King’s College London
Deadline: 16 July 2008
Website: www.emsah.uq.edu.au/wip2008
Convenors: Philipa Haly-Summerfield and Mary Trabucco
Email: wipconf_at_uq.edu.au

“the passage is a city, a world in miniature” (Benjamin The Arcades Project)

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